Part of Ebron's standing out comes from his outsized personality. He's verbose and does not lack either confidence or charm.
Part of it is his lofty draft status. Much is expected from the 10th overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.
Then there's the faux-hawk hairstyle and the copious tattoos that line his forearms. Oh yeah, he spent a weekend hanging with old friend Johnny Manziel, spawning many photos plastered all over social media.
In short, Eric Ebron is a man who attracts attention naturally.
One person whose attention he piqued is former Lions tight end Charlie Sanders, a Hall of Famer who remains a visible team presence today. Sanders expects big things from the young protege:
Of course, Ebron has had some stumbles. As Kyle Meinke of MLive noted after one of the few practice sessions open to the media:
Today it was Eric Ebron who struggled to hang onto the football, dropping at least one during individual drills with position coach Ron Prince, then later dropping an easy 5-yarder from Dan Orlovsky during team drills. It's too early to be concerned about drops, though it's worth noting that Ebron struggled with them throughout his time at North Carolina.
He's also the last remaining unsigned draft pick, though as I wrote recently, it's not his fault.
Expect Ebron's progress and how the Lions incorporate his hybrid package of skills into the offense to continue to be a major storyline throughout the offseason.